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György Ligeti1923 - 2006

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Nonsense Madrigals

based on texts by William Brighty Rands and Lewis Carroll as well as an English translation of Slovenly Peter (Heinrich Hoffmann)

Six pieces for 6 male voices a cappella (Engl.)

Created1988-1993
World premiere
  • premiere I-IV: 25 September 1988, Berlin · The King's Singers
  • premiere V: 28 October 1989, London · The King's Singers
  • premiere VI: 27 November 1993, Huddersfield · The King's Singer
Duration13'00''
Instrumentation6 male voices: AATBarBarB
MovementsI Two Dreams and Little Bat (William Brighty Rands/Lewis Carroll)
II Cuckoo in the Pear-Tree (William Brighty Rands)
III The Alphabet
IV Flying Robert (Heinrich Hoffmann)
V The Lobster Quadrille (Lewis Carroll)
VI A Long, Sad Tale (Lewis Carroll)
PublisherSchott

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